The Mountaintop: The Last Night of Dr. Martin Luther King
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The last date listed for The Mountaintop was Sunday February 3, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Central Square Theater:
- Full Price:
- $47.00 - $61.00
- Our Price:
- $11.75 - $30.50
This co-production between The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater transports you to ancient Persia, where King Shahrayar, after being driven mad by his first wife's infidelity, brands all women unfaithful. He takes a new bride every night and has each one executed the following day -- until he meets Shahrazad, who enchants him with magical tales spanning the globe, winning his love and respect in the process. Based on the collection of folk tales One Thousand and One Nights and adapted by Dominic Cooke, Arabian Nights is rich with suspense, romance and hilarity for all ages. Daniel Gidron directs. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Joan
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I've seen it several times and it's been wonderful in different ways each time. The play's approach shows King as a very human man, which makes his achievements more not less monumental. The play also helps us focus on the issues that he struggled with - issues that are as critical today as they were then, and it makes you realize how critical you are, personally to solving these problems. The acting is marvelous, the direction creates a rhythm and pace that carry you to the crest of the action like a wave. Great sets and videos. Just loved it.
Written by Katori Hall
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
Presented by Underground Railway Theater
April 3, 1968. Having just delivered his magnificent oration “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” at Mason Temple in support of a sanitation workers’ strike, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. returns to Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. A maid comes to his door with coffee. An unlikely relationship is forged that ventures into the political and personal, compelling him to confront his destiny and the fate of the nation on the eve of one of the most critical moments in American History. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is presented in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square Theater
The Central Square Theater is home to Underground Railway Theater (URT) and The Nora Theatre Company, two professional theater companies with a combined track record of over 48 years of excellence.
URT has a 29 year history of connecting high quality professional theater with communities, performing new plays for young audiences, families and adults, and teaching through its rigorous education programming. Combining actors, puppetry and music, URT reaches out to and engages diverse audiences with performances of great beauty and compelling social content.
During The Nora's 19 years, audiences and the media have recognized it for its exceptionally high quality work. Mission-driven to bring cutting-edge, thought- provoking, and contemporary productions to New England audiences, The Nora has introduced local audiences to Boston, New England, and/or world premieres.